Preview "Laws of Success in 16 Lessons"
Introduction excerpts from the laws of success course by Napoleon Hill. This is a course on the fundamentals of Success.
Success is very largely a matter of adjusting one's self to the ever-varying and changing environments of life, in a spirit of harmony and poise. Harmony is based upon understanding of the forces constituting one's environment; therefore, this course is in reality a blueprint that may be followed straight to success, because it helps the student to interpret, understand and make the most of these environmental forces of life.
Who said it could not be done? and what great victories has he to his credit which qualify him to judge others accurately? - Napoleon Hill
The Master Mind
Telepathy, ether, vibration, and how it all is the basis for how the world functions. A master mind is the alliance of two minds joining in a harmonious way. The power that is formed from two or more minds coming together is more powerful than one alone. This is strictly for minds who trust each other and are interested in the good success of all parties involved.
Your Definite Chief Aim
Do not underestimate the value of this due to its simplicity. You need to set an objective before you can achieve it. Not having a solid aim to focus on can not possibly get you to it. You have to know what you want so that you can start receiving it.
Believe that you are worthy of success and that you can attain it. Without this simple understanding- truly understanding it- you will probably get nowhere with most of your goals. If you are not confident, then you cannot sell yourself in life. Review spirit, mind and body training.
The Habit of Saving
Just like any other good behavior, saving is something that you should aspire to turn into a habit. Distribute income systematically so a definite percentage of it will steadily accumulate.
Initiative and Leadership
Addresses the importance of leadership skills (yes, they can be habituated and you don't have to be a born leader). Here, Hill acknowledges the penalties of leadership. Leaders are not always spoken of sweetly. This should not deter you from becoming a leader. It is only "genius" that attracts the attention of critics. Nobody bothers slandering a person who isn't somewhere near the upper rings of the ladder of success.
Dream, and use your imagination to help lead you to the attainment of your goals. The making good decisions comes with use, and your intuition will always lead you toward your dream. Dreams and actions are closely related.
Compels you to act. Mix enthusiasm with your work- do something you are enthusiastic about- and you will not get tired nearly as quickly. Hill explains the things that can contribute to enthusiasm, one being to wear nice clothes. Basically, if you look like a million bucks, you'll feel like a million bucks, and you will likely find yourself around a million bucks. The opposite is also true, and this is to be avoided. Feel good about your appearance, because it also affects the first impression of you on others who can be instrumental in your path to success.
Auto suggestion is like reprogramming your subconscious mind to believe what you want it to believe- to replace your old beliefs with new ones that will serve you better. This takes self control. Have you ever tried to change a habit? It makes sense. When you take control over the thoughts you are thinking, then you can take control of your success. Make these thoughts the ones you want to believe, and see yourself the way you want to see yourself.
Habit Of Doing More Than Paid For
If you are going to whine about your work, then you are not going anywhere. Do the work you have in front of you, then ask what else you may do. By doing this, you make yourself valuable, and you will surely reach a point where you are being paid handsomely. Valuable employees are... valuable. This is also and especially true when you are working for yourself.
Have one. Don't point things out on people, don't hang your head and say "I'm tired." Mediocrity does not care if you are pleasant or not. Success does.
Sort "facts" from "information", and use auto-suggestion in conjunction with focused thoughts.
"Concentration is the act of focusing the mind upon a given desire until ways and means for its realization have been worked out and successfully put into operation".
The implementing of cooperation between you and others who are going to help you get to your goal (the top of the ladder of success is never lonely, because you can't help but bring others with you). Cooperation must also exist between your conscious and subconscious mind so that they may work harmoniously in your favor.
Yes! Fail, and be happy that it is bringing you one step closer to success. Failure is inevitable, and it is a great step towards the right direction. Replace "failure" with "temporary defeat".
Don't practice prejudice or racism. It is ignorance, and it is a barrier to success. Just see the best in people and situations, and focus only on your goal and the good for all.
The Golden Rule
"Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you." Also, "Think of others as you wish them to think of you."
3 Keys to Abundance
1. Have multiple sources of income (create residual income)
2. Income in large quantities does not come to those who work harder. Income in large quantities comes from definite demands based upon definite principles. Being in harmony with the law of success is to willingly give and graciously receive. If you feel forced to give or associate any ill feelings about giving, then don’t expect to receive anything in return. It is your will that drives the outcome.
3. Live the laws of success.